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The new St. Louis Times Express is a free, bi-weekly e-newsletter published on the 1st and 15th of each month. It is distributed to over 4,000 professionals who work with, or are interested in, aging-focused issues in the St. Louis/Illinois metro area. Each issue contains press releases, event listings, employment information, and an in-search-of section that allows area organizations to communicate with one another. For a free subscription just click "Sign Up For Express Now" above. You can opt-out at any time and your email address will never be shared while it's safe on a secure network. To enter a free news item to be included in the next edition click SUBMIT YOUR NEWS ITEMS.

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The St. Louis Times has been publishing with purpose since 1994. Our full-color Seniors’ Resource Guide is published in both hard copy and online editions and include over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. Published annually each December, it’s used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population.

For more information about the publication click SENIORS' RESOURCE GUIDE. Complimentary copies of the St. Louis Times Seniors’ Resource Guide are distributed to over 1,500 aging-focused for-profit and non-profit organizations. Copies are also available free of charge and can be picked up at any of the three Area Agency of Aging offices listed below throughout the year while supplies last. If you would prefer to have your copy mailed to you please click ORDER A COPY. For bulk orders call 636-225-2442.

                St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

                1520 Market Street, Room #4086

                St. Louis, MO 63103

                Phone: 314-612-5918

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm


                Mid-East Area Agency on Aging

                14535 Manchester Road

                St. Louis, MO 63011-3960

                Phone: 636-207-1323

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm


                Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois

                2365 Country Road

                Belleville, IL 62221

                Phone: 618-222-2561

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm


Today the St. Louis Times Seniors' Resource Guide is the metro areas most comprehensive publication of its kind. It is published every December and includes  over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. It is used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population. To view the printed edition click VIEW THE GUIDE and to search the online edition click SEARCH THE GUIDE.

Press Releases


LTC Financial Partners, LLC and LTC Global Marketing Inc. recently merged into one of America's largest distributors of senior market insurance products. Industry veteran Denise Gott, formerly Executive Vice President of LTC Financial, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new combined entity. "Now America's seniors can come to one source for all their medical and care-related insurance needs," said Gott. "Until now they had to fulfill their health and long-term care insurance requirements in different places. It was needlessly complex and confusing." Worksite benefit programs will benefit from the new one-stop shop, too. "Our agents can now offer a wider array of benefits for employees everywhere," says Gott. The new organization, through its ACSIA and UIG units, will field more than 400 specialists, serving consumers and organizations in all states.

Jerry Reinker,, ACSIA Partners, 314-803-7003, 


The deadline for applying for exhibit opportunities at the West Newsmagazine Better Living Expo in Chesterfield is September 18th. This event, which takes place October 12th, is unique because it targets older adults and Baby Boomers as well as families. There is great need in the community for information about older adult and retirement services as more 35 percent of residents are age 55 or older. For more information contact Gary Goldman at 314-703-2507 or West Newsmagazine at 636-591-0010.

Gary Goldman,, West Newsmagazine, 314-703-2507,


Meramec Caverns unveiled a new state-of-the-art light show. An all new computerized LED light show replaces the previous show which used incandescent bulbs. This new light show, accompanied by the music of God Bless America, features vibrant lights along with images showcasing the beauty of America in video format. This show is dedicated to the men and women in our armed forces of the past and present along with those who serve our communities as firefighters and police.

Les Turilli,, Meramec Caverns, 573-468-3166,


Social Security
Plea Deal for Ex-Police Officer in Huge Disability Scheme
9/12/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
In return for a reduced sentence, John Minerva, a retired New York City police officer, agreed to testify against former colleagues. View More...
Ex-Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Playing Role in a Disability Fraud Scheme
8/27/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Prosecutors said Joseph Esposito was one of four men who helped scores of police officers, firefighters and other New York City workers bilk the government out of more than $27 million. View More...
America’s Hidden Credit Card Bill
7/31/2014 9:00:00 PM By LAURENCE J. KOTLIKOFF Social Security
The federal government should have to report all its liabilities, like Social Security — not just the official debts. View More...
Gains Seen for Medicare, but Social Security Holds Steady
7/28/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
Medicare is now projected to run out of money in 2030, four years longer than predicted last year, thanks to a slowdown in health care spending tied to the new health law, according to the government’s annual report on the financial health of... View More...
The Fiscal Fizzle
7/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By PAUL KRUGMAN Social Security
The deficit scolds are still going at it, even though the whole panic turned out to be a false alarm. View More...
A Guide to Changes in Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
7/2/2014 9:00:00 PM By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD Social Security
Regulatory changes announced by the Obama administration last week extend more benefits to same-sex couples, but they vary by state. Here’s a rundown. View More...
Social Security Agency Cuts Services as Demand Grows, Senate Report Says
6/17/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
The findings, to be issued Wednesday, say that the agency had closed more than two dozen field offices in the past year, usually without consultation with managers or beneficiaries. View More...
Job Losses in Need of Interpreting
6/12/2014 9:00:00 PM By JIM DWYER Social Security
The federal government abruptly stopped using seven small translation agencies in New York City that provided interpretation at hearings for people trying to prove they were entitled to Social Security disability payments. View More...
Social Security at 62? Let’s Run the Numbers
5/14/2014 9:00:00 PM By JOHN F. WASIK Social Security
Whether you begin collecting payments at 62 or 70, the best choice depends on your financial situation. View More...
U.S. Halts Effort to Collect Old Social Security Debts
4/14/2014 9:00:00 PM By ANNIE LOWREY Social Security
In targeting debts that were decades old in some cases, the Treasury had been intercepting the tax refunds of the recipients’ children. View More...
Employment News


David B. Carr, MD, Medical Director at Parc Provence since 2004, was recently named the inaugural Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. At Parc Provence, Dr. Carr is responsible for the oversight of the medical program and helping residents with Alzheimer's disease and other conditions that cause memory loss live better and more fulfilled lives. Currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, Parc Provence is a residential community located in Creve Coeur, Missouri. 

Robyn  Frankel,, Parc Provence, 314-542-2500,


Mutation Explains 10% of Diabetes in Greenland (CME/CE)
9/18/2014 8:58:48 AM Geriatrics
VIENNA (MedPage Today) -- A nonsense mutation in the Inuit population of Denmark has been tied to an increased risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, Danish researchers reported here. View More...
New Inflammatory Diseases Seen (CME/CE)
9/16/2014 1:58:01 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Two previously unrecognized autoinflammatory syndromes characterized by periodic fevers and other systemic symptoms have been linked with mutations in the NLRC4 gene. View More...
Morning Break: Fat Shaming, Brainless, 9/11 Cancers
9/12/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Morning Break: Feds Say No to Obamacare Info Request
8/20/2014 6:48:33 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Two Genes Add to Breast Cancer Risk (CME/CE)
8/6/2014 3:29:17 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer risk increased by five to nine times in women who had mutations in a gene related to BRCA2, one group of investigators reported, while another implicated the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 tumor-suppressor gene in the disease. View More...
Morning Break: Xtreme Calories, Ebola Worsens
8/1/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Heart Defects Still Often Found Late
7/28/2014 11:13:19 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Prenatal diagnosis of critical heart defects has increased, but more than one in 10 are still discovered only after discharge home, a population-based study showed. View More...
RheumShorts: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibro Fog, CAPS (CME/CE)
7/22/2014 1:16:33 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Highlights of the rheumatology literature this week included a consensus statement on unmet needs in psoriatic arthritis, "fibro-fog" in fibromyalgia, and cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) phenotypes. View More...
Small Gain With Contralateral Mastectomy (CME/CE)
7/18/2014 3:11:25 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy had a small impact on long-term survival as compared with average-risk breast cancer patients who chose not to have the unaffected breast removed, data from a statistical model showed. View More...
Rare Syndrome Cranks Up Inflammation in Lungs, Vessels
7/17/2014 10:37:13 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A novel interferon defect appears to cause a rare vascular and pulmonary inflammatory syndrome with onset in infancy, which could have implications for other diseases. View More...
Another Drug for HAE Wins FDA Approval
7/17/2014 8:51:44 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A recombinant C1 esterase inhibitor has expanded the list of therapeutic options for hereditary angioedema (HAE), following FDA approval. View More...
Do Brain Games Build Bigger Brains?
7/14/2014 11:48:15 AM Geriatrics
COPENHAGEN (MedPage Today) -- People who frequently engaged in cognitively-stimulating activities had greater volumes in key brain areas that may protect against Alzheimer's disease-related outcomes, researchers reported here. View More...
MicroRNA: New Tx Target in Bone Diseases? (CME/CE)
7/12/2014 7:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- The microRNA molecule miR-34a is a key suppressor of osteoclast development, bone resorption, and the bone metastatic niche, and it could prove to be an important target for new therapies in osteoporosis and cancers that metastasize to the bone, researchers reported. View More...
OncoBriefs: ASA and Pancreatic Cancer, Depression, Familial Risk (CME/CE)
6/27/2014 2:47:40 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- The benefits of regular aspirin use may extend to prevention of pancreatic cancer, according to a retrospective review of data from a cohort study. View More...
TXA and Body-Sculpting: The FOAMed Report
6/24/2014 9:15:02 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A regular update of emergency department must-reads from Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed). Here are 10 recent items. View More...


Consumer Guide to Cremation Lunch & Learn at 12:00 p.m. at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301 

Allyson Malek,, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-947-0622,


"Parents in Their 80's or 90's? What You Need to Know" is a one hour seminar by Diane Keefe, Geriatric Care Manager, informing new caregivers on what to expect, what information to collect and how to find out about end of life wishes. Each participant will receive a workbook to help in collecting information without the emotional charge. Cost: $19.95. September 17th 7:00 p.m. at the Gateway to Dreams space on the lower level outside Dillard's at Chesterfield mall.

Diane Keefe,, Caring for Parents Together LLC, 636-230-2926,


"Alleviating Knee and Hip Joint Pain." Learn the causes, symptoms and treatment alternatives for knee and hip osteoarthritis pain, including therapy, diet, medications and surgical techniques with one of our orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Joseph Williams presenting. September 17th at 6:30 p.m. Call 1-888-457-5203 to RSVP.

Simone  Valle,, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695,


Covenant Place Health & Wellness Fair.  Learn about the array of services available to seniors in the community. Exhibitors will offer free blood pressure screenings, exercise demonstrations, balance screenings, vision tests and much more. AW Health Care will be administering flu shots. Please bring all insurance cards. There is a $25 fee for all insurance other than Medicare. The fair takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Covenant House I, 10 Millstone Campus Drive. This program is free and open to the public. For additional information call 314-432-1610.

Sara Levin,, Covenant Place, 314-432-1610,


Join us for National HIV/AIDs and Aging Awareness Day. Networking & Refreshments 8:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. Adults over age 50 account for 1 in 6 new HIV diagnoses. Get the facts with Jannis Evans, Missouri Department of Health, as she shares timely information regarding HIV and Aging and how you can help build awareness and prevention among older adults. Held at Bethesda Dilworth Chapel, 9645 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112. Park and enter at Rehab & Therapy Entrance. Space is limited; please RSVP to Eugene at 314-772-5887 or by September 15th. Raising Awareness of HIV and Aging National HIV & Aging Day Local Planning Committee: Merit Home Care, LLC, Beverly Hills Pharmacy, St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, SAGE Metro St. Louis, Missouri Department of Health. A grant project of SAGE Metro St. Louis, funded by MFH.

Eugene Potchen-Webb,, SAGE Metro St. Louis, 314-772-5887, 


Blood Drive, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital, Conference Room 2.  Des Peres Hospital is pleased to host a blood drive with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. To schedule an appointment to donate, contact Simone Valle at 314-966-9695 or go to and use sponsor code 10273.

Simone  Valle,, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695,


Advanced Wound Center Grand Opening. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m at The Advanced Wound Center at BJC Outpatient Care Center, 2630 Highway K, O'Fallon, MO. Since we are a wound center, we thought healing should be the theme for this occasion. So we aren't going to cut a ribbon with a big pair of scissors...we're going to put it back together! After all, healing is what we do. So join us for the ribbon-healing ceremony and open house at The Advanced Wound Center. A little unorthodox? Yes. But we're the only comprehensive wound and hyperbaric center in St. Charles County. 4:00 p.m. Ribbon Healing Ceremony. Please RSVP 636-916-9401 or email  Greg Trusty - Program Director 636-980-5339.

Greg Trusty,, The Advanced Wound Center, 636-980-5333,


"Stay Grounded for Life" is a one stop shop to stand strong and assess your risk of falls. On September 23rd two locations in St. Louis will be offering comprehensive screening to assess your risk of falls. Maryland Heights Community Center, 2344 McKelvey Road from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and at the Thomas Dunn Learning Center,  3113 Gasconade, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will also be blood pressure, hearing, vision, glucose and medication reviews. More balance screenings and other screenings will be done on September 24th at Southview Assisted Living and Memory Care, 9916 Reavis Road, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on September 25th at Oasis O'Fallon from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Northwest Health Care from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register today at 314-862-4859 Extension 24. This is a collaborative program with Oasis, St. Louis County Health Department, BJC, Southview Assisted Living and Memory Care, St. Louis and Mid East Area Agency on Aging, Washington University, Missouri Baptist, AARP, Christian Hospital and Intero Helath Care. 

Linda Hiette,, St. Louis County Dept of Health, 314-615-0506,


Is a smart phone or tablet worth your time, energy and money? Learn how these technology tools and apps can help you stay connected, find information, manage your health and enjoy more leisure time. At this buffet-style overview, have your questions answered and test drive smart phones and tablets. You'll find helpful information whether you have a new device or are thinking about getting one. Choose from two informational sessions: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. Register today at 314-862-4859, ext. 24. Presented by St. Louis OASIS.

Christopher Brown,, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859,


Understanding Funeral Arrangements & The Benefits of Pre-Planning  at 1:00 p.m. at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301 This presentation is free.

Allyson Malek,, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-947-0622,


Daughters Night Out. If you're a daughter / mom / wife / sister / granddaughter and a caregiver to your elderly loved one, you're invited to relax with us at 6:00 p.m. at The Bridge at Florissant, 1101 Garden Plaza Drive, Florissant, MO 63031. Please RSVP to 314-831-0988.

Venus Martz,, The Bridge at Florissant, 314-831-0988,


Walk to End Alzheimer's in St Charles County at St. Charles Community College. Everyone has a reason to end Alzheimer's! Start a team; join a team; register today! Visit Choose the walk site Cottleville/St Charles. click the green "register" button. Returning walkers: Log in with your previous username and password to restart your team. New walkers: Click the start a team, join a team or walk as an individual link and the Walk Website will take you step-by-step through the registration process. 

Allen Serfas,, Assistance Home Care, 636-724-4357,


The Old Courthouse Players will present the radio play, "A Most Unsettled State," which contains eyewitness accounts of significant events that occurred in the streets of St. Louis during the Civil War at the Altenheim on Sunday, September 28th at 2:00 p.m. The women who nursed wounded soldiers, the ministers who were appalled by slavery, and Southern sympathizers whose resentment grew as the Union gained control of the town reveal their personal feelings and reflect life in St. Louis through their letters, speeches, journals and sermons. Both the memoirs of William Tecumseh Sherman and Julia Dent Grant are featured. The play reading is free and open to family and friends of the St. Louis Altenheim. 

Theresa Woodley,, St. Louis Altenheim, 314-353-7225,


Seniors on the Move presents a complimentary seminar for seniors interested in minimizing their possessions. "Downsizing to Sell" will be held Tuesday, September 30th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Library, lower level, 140 E. Jefferson. Jane Leonard, Seniors Real Estate Specialist at Coldwell Banker Gundaker and Lisa Gilliam, Owner, Six-Hour Organizer will lead the discussion. To register or for more information, call 657-7962. 

Jane Leonard,, Seniors on the Move, 314-657-7962


Medicare Part D: Helping You Prepare for Annual Enrollment. Ladue Pharmacy's Rick Williams, CPA, and Angie Kloeppel, Pharm. D., share their knowledge and expertise to help you choose the appropriate plan. Enrollment for 2015 begins October 15, 2014. Everyone turning 65 or already enrolled in a Part D plan should conduct a review each year of the available plans to determine if they are in the best plan for the medications they take. Free consultations will be available from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Giveaways provided by Ladue Pharmacy. Co-sponsored by the Adult Day Center at the J, NORC, and Ladue Pharmacy. Held at the Staenberg Family Complex (Creve Coeur) Arts & Education Building, located at 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146. Free. However, space is limited so please RSVP to Elaine Most, MS Gerontology, Caseworker at 314-442-3261,

Elaine Most,, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3261


Bethesda Health Group is hosting a free public seminar "Planning As You Age: Learn the Essentials on Where to Begin from Medicare, Legal and Financial Experts" at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 7th at Bethesda Gardens, 420 S. Kirkwood Road. Plan to attend and hear how you can prepare today for what lies ahead tomorrow by using your Medicare benefits and having your legal and financial affairs in order. You'll hear from Geriatric Expert Althea West, Attorney Paul Gantner and Insurance Specialist Kevin McCann and be able to ask questions about what changes to make during upcoming Medicare open enrollment, whether to have only a will or consider a trust, how to afford long-term care without exhausting your financial resources, and many more. Seating is limited, so call 314-800-1938 to RSVP by Septemer 30. You are welcome to bring your power of attorney or family member with you.

Julie Darnold,, Bethesda Health Group Foundation, 314-800-1913,


The Silver & Gold Club is hosting their Greased Lightning Bingo Luncheon on October 7th at the Columns Banquet Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click the link below to register or call Kacie Derby at 636-946-4042 while seating is still available. There will be delicious food served, costume contests, raffles, and great Bingo prizes! 

Kacie Derby,, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-946-4042,


Cremation Seminar and Tour at 1:00 p.m. at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301 

Allyson Malek,, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-947-0622,


St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) is hosting another medical equipment donation drive at 12 area-wide Walgreens. This event is on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps - every type of item except oxygen and medications. St. Louis HELP loans the donated home medical items to anyone in need, at no cost or fee. St. Louis HELP is a non-profit organization. Clean the attic, garage or basement and make a tax-deductible donation of your medical equipment to St. Louis HELP. To learn more about our program please see or call 314-567-4700. This fall's equipment donation drive and event is sponsored by St. Louis County Health,  GO GREEN! See for Walgreens locations; 314-567-4700.

Elizabeth Cannon,, St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program, 314-567-4700,


Heritage Pointe Fall Festival from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Jubilation from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with hayrides, petting zoo, apple pie contest, free chili dogs, funnel cakes, popcorn and apple cider. Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe, 228 Savannah Terrace, Wentzville, MO 63382. Call 636-542-5400 for more information.

Mary Beth Olendorff,, Twin Oaks Estate, 636-542-5200,


Chronic Disease Self Management Program: Living a Healthy Life When You Have a Chronic Condition. A free, six-week workshop for adults and their loved ones living with a chronic disease including arthritis, diabetes, lung and heart disease. The program is facilitated by health professionals who have a chronic disease themselves. The workshop will be held at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital's Medical Office Building One, Suite G-06. The workshop will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Thursday from October 16 to November 20. Participants should plan on attending all six classes. Topics include: Dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain, depression. Exercise.  Appropriate use of medications. Communicating effectively. Evaluating new treatments. This is an evidence-based program, developed at Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. This program is facilitated and sponsored by the Saint Louis County Department of Health and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Each workshop participant receives the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," and a meditation CD. Light snacks served. Pre-registration required. Call 314-542-WEST (9378) or 800-392-0936, or register online at

Kelly Pahl,, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, 314-341-6264,


Registrations are being accepted at for the 3rd Annual Fisk Memorial Marketing Conference, taking place Friday, October 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport hotel. $65/person; 4A LNHA and Social Work CEUs provided. Coordinated by the Continuum of Care Marketing Association -- great information for not just healthcare marketers but anyone who interacts with people and wants to expand their knowledge in topics ranging from analyzing your company's message and engaging your target audience to an interactive Thought Revolution Workshop. Presenting Sponsor is St. Louis Magazine, with great networking opportunities available throughout the day. For more information or to register, please go to Hope to see you there!

Jeff Waldman,, Continuum of Care Marketing Association, 314-800-1908,


Save the date! Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) is hosting our 14th Annual Trivia Spooktacular on Friday, October 17th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO. There will be raffle, silent auction and best costume prizes; reserve your table of 8 for $200. Send checks payable to AADD, 2385 Hampton Ave., Ste 110, St. Louis, MO 63139. Please contact us if you need more information: 314-647-8100 or  We hope to see you at this fun and lively fundraiser that benefits those who are aging with developmental disabilities.

Ruthie Rochman,, Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, 314-647-8100


Join us on October 18th at the Lally Room on the CRSS Shrewsbury Campus from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the first annual Cardinal Ritter Senior Services Senior Resource Fair. Free health screenings, information on local business and services that benefit seniors as well as many giveaways and door prizes will be available. Admission is free.

Stacy Muehlher,, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-961-8000, 


Fall Community Crafts & Fabulous Finds Sale. It's a craft fair, yard sale and farmers market rolled into one! Great place to start your holiday shopping! Saturday, October 18th 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at The Bridge at Florissant, 1101 Garden Plaza Drive, Florissant, MO 63031 

Venus Martz,, The Bridge at Florissant, 314-831-0988,


Pick up 1.5 hours of free CEU credits by attending a this free seminar on "Basic Estate Planning & Elder Law" for social workers, cargivers, discharge planners and others. Held at Garden Villas of O'Fallon, 7092 South Outer Road 364, O'Fallon, MO 63368, sponsored by The Beck Elder-Law Firm. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; seminar starts at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to 636-240-5560. Complimentary breakfast will be served. We expect the event to fill up fast so make your reservations today! This course will provide attendees an above average level of understanding of the role of legal documents in caring for the elderly. 

Vicki Durney,, The Beck Elder-Law Firm, 636-946-7899,


Alzheimer's Association Educational Event "Living with Alzheimer's" takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Staenberg Family Complex (Creve Coeur) Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146  Designed for caregivers of individuals with moderate Alzheimer's disease, topics include understanding symptoms and care needs, realizing relationship changes, learning ways to maximize safety, preparation for emergencies and learning how to get respite care. Effective strategies will also be discussed regarding personal care and managing challenging behaviors. Co-sponsored by The J and Alzheimer's Association. Free. Llimited space, reservations requested. RSVP to Susan Kaplansky, 314-442-3148,

Elaine Most,, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3261


Get Moving, Get Cooking, Get Healthy. Thinking about starting on a healthier path, but not sure where to begin? This energetic, all-inclusive 3-day/2-night adults-only program can get you moving in the right direction! Enjoy preparing healthy snacks like smoothies, hummus, and baking nutritious bread while learning about the health benefits of different foods in your diet. Who said that getting healthy can't be fun? You and your friends will get active through nature hikes, dancing, archery, yoga, and more. Need some time to relax? Take a tour at a local winery, play a leisurely round of mini-golf, or just take in the gorgeous view while lounging on the Trout Lodge waterfront. Experience a new way of thinking about food and exercise and get moving to YMCA Trout Lodge for this all natural, adults-only program.

Monica Garcia,, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,


Free Consumer Guide to PrePlanning Lunch & Learn at 12:00 p.m. at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Allyson Malek,, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-947-0622,


Looking on the Bright Side: Joy, Peace and Lots of Laughter. Laugh out loud as you learn to find humor in everyday life while playing some of the games you loved as a kid. Have a wonderful, fun time while learning about music, singing and gaining insight into Ozark humor and heritage. Explore Trout Lodge while hiking and riding on a pontoon boat while you celebrate life and immerse yourself in the healing power of laughter.

Monica Garcia,, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,



The Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Happy Holidays Boutique on November 7th, from noon to 7:00 p.m. The Boutique will offer over 100 vendors and seven hours of holiday shopping in one location. This event is free and open to the public. Holiday Inn SW Route 66, 10709 Watson Road. Call 314-821-6600 for directions. Shop for jewelry, books, spa and skincare items, handmade items, kitchenware, purses, embroidery, bakery items, women's clothing and accessories, linens, candles, gourmet food items, home décor, and much more. Ladies Happy Hour specials feature free drinks and gifts for first 100 attendees after 4:00 p.m. Extra Bonus: Gift for first 200 attendees starting at noon.

Gina March,, Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce, 314-821-4161,


Let's Get Crafty for the Holidays! Calling all crafters! Join us for a creative, all-inclusive 3-day/2-night adults-only program, specifically designed to unleash your inner artist. Both men and women are invited to participate in art projects of their choice including woodworking, ceramics, jewelry making, fabric crafts, and more. In addition, you and your friends can enjoy many outdoor activities like archery, mini-golf, line dancing, a winery tour, and a campfire. Get out and get inspired as you mingle with other art hobbyists all within the relaxing and beautiful Ozark landscape at YMCA Trout Lodge.

Monica Garcia,, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,


Your Life as a Canvas. Bring out your artistic side as you create watercolor masterpieces, perform sketch book journaling and make ceramics. Also enjoy an evening of wine tasting and take a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum.

Monica Garcia,, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,



Re-imagining Your Life Now Workshop. Are you in mid-life and ready for a change? Is there something inside of you that's asking for more... something new or different... but you're not sure WHAT that something might be? Do you want to make a change in your work or are you considering a new life direction? Re-imagining Your Life Now workshop participants are considering new pathways in the second half of life. If you're one of those people considering going back to school or looking for an encore career and feeling confused, I invite you to the Re-inspired workshop to be with people in a similar place. People tell me, in every workshop, that having the group support is very empowering. Whatever is calling you forward, this workshop is about clarifying your unique talents, skills, interests and values to create next steps towards creating your ideal life. WHEN: 3 consecutive Saturdays, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St Louis Community College, Meramec Campus. To register, call 314-984-7777.

Carol Watkins,, Carol Watkins Coaching, 314-346-5937, 

Vitamin E, selenium supplements unlikely to effect age-related cataracts in men
9/19/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Taking daily supplements of selenium and/or vitamin E appears to have no significant effect on the development of age-related cataracts in men. View More...
Decision-support program helps keep seniors out of the emergency room
9/19/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
An Emergency Room Decision-Support (ERDS) program can significantly reduce ER visits and hospital admissions among older adults on Medicare. View More...
Sedentary behavior 'may counteract brain benefits of exercise in older adults'
9/18/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
A study claims the structural integrity of white matter in the brains of older adults is dependent on their time spent sedentary, as well as their engagement in physical activity. View More...
The need for statin treatment among the over-80 age group must always be assessed individually
9/18/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
The need for cholesterol treatment among people over 80 must always be assessed individually by taking into account the patient's overall situation and health. View More...
Mechanism behind age-dependent diabetes discovered
9/18/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Ageing of insulin-secreting cells is coupled to a progressive decline in signal transduction and insulin release, according to a recent study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. View More...
Elderly women with early breast cancer receiving less-aggressive radiation procedures
9/18/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a healthcare climate where the costs of treatment are increasingly weighed against potential benefit, a Yale study has found that radiation oncologists are using fewer or less-aggressive radiation... View More...
The importance of vitamin E intake during 'the first 1,000 days'
9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for... View More...
Master regulator of cells' heat shock response identified
9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Heat shock proteins protect the molecules in all human and animal cells with factors that regulate their production and work as thermostats. View More...
Link found between migraine and Parkinson's
9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
New research has found there may be an association with migraine in middle age and the development of Parkinson’s disease later in life. View More...
Three-year data from Oraya Therapeutics' INTREPID study continue to show favorable safety profile of non-invasive wet AMD therapy
9/17/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Oraya Therapeutics Inc. has announced that full results of three-year safety follow-up data from the INTREPID study of Oraya Therapy™ for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) further... View More...
Research offers insight into link between marital quality and well-being later in life
9/16/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
When it comes to a happy marriage, a new Rutgers study finds that the more content the wife is with the long-term union, the happier the husband is with his life no matter how he feels about their... View More...
Breast cancer screening in over-70s 'may lead to overdiagnosis'
9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A study analyzing breast screening for older women in the Netherlands found that the program did not produce the expected sharp fall in cases of advanced disease in this group. View More...
Care coordination strategies can decrease health care use by older patients, people with chronic conditions
9/15/2014 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
Better coordination of patient care between health care providers, encouraging patients to self-manage their health and other strategies can reduce use of the health care system by seniors and... View More...
Brain may 'work around' early Alzheimer's damage
9/15/2014 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study suggests the reason some older people with brain deposits of Alzheimer's protein do not develop dementia is because their brain works around the damage. View More...
Shedding light on molecular mechanisms of birth defects among older women
9/15/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Dartmouth researchers studying cell division in fruit flies have discovered a pathway that may improve understanding of molecular mistakes that cause older women to have babies with Down syndrome. View More...
Why damaged DNA contributes to cancer and other age-related illnesses
9/12/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
As we and other vertebrates age, our DNA accumulates mutations and becomes rearranged, which may result in a variety of age-related illnesses, including cancers. View More...
Appetite is a reliable predictor of mortality in old age
9/12/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A simple question about appetite can provide insights into old people's general health that may help reduce their risk of dying. View More...
Public Policy & Aging Report sets national agenda for long-term care
9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
The number of Americans needing long-term care - also called long-term services and supports (LTSS) - is projected to more than double to 27 million by 2050. View More...
Nearly half of older adults have care needs
9/11/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Nearly half of older adults - 18 million people - have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. View More...
Our immune response to bereavement changes as we age
9/11/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Young people have a more robust immune response to the loss of a loved one, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, providing insight into how different generations cope with... View More...
Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB
9/10/2014 1:00:00 PM Aging Research
Researchers have found that although people with blood type AB only make up 4% of the US population, those with this blood type are 82% more likely to develop memory problems. View More...
Hospital to home transition interventions can keep people out of the hospital longer, especially for older patients
9/10/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Kim J. Verhaegh of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam and colleagues examined whether readmission rates for chronically ill patients from a variety of countries could be improved with... View More...
Just one facial plastic surgery can safely address the major aspects of aging
9/10/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A total facial rejuvenation that combines three procedures to address the multiple signs of an aging face and neck can be performed safely at one time, a new study shows. View More...
As we age our stem cells' ability to repair muscle is reduced
9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
As we age, stem cells throughout our bodies gradually lose their capacity to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear. View More...
Increased Alzheimer's risk linked to long-term benzodiazepine use
9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A large, long-term study further investigates a previously suggested link between benzodiazepine use and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. View More...
In Search Of...

OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits is actively seeking volunteers for Fall 2014 to work with adults or children. We are looking for volunteers interested in teaching older adults for two new classes: "Love Your Veggies and Being Active, Too!" and "Sugar, Salt and Fat, Oh My!" During the classes we will discuss nutrition tips and engage in low impact exercise. The commitment is to a one-time training and one-hour classes as they are scheduled throughout the year. As part of the classes, we are excited to be providing free healthy living guides and free exercise guides to all class participants. Also wanted, for one hour a week, folks to join a team of volunteers to teach children about good food choices, share healthy snacks, and play games. Training, lesson plans and equipment provided. Training will be held in early September; sessions will start in late September. Call Shelby at 314-653-4092 or email

Christopher Brown,, CATCH Healthy Habits, 314-653-4092,



Do you or others you know help care for an older friend or family member? If so, UMSL's Women's Health & Aging program is looking for women to test a new website designed to offer support, improve communication, and provide useful tips for managing healthcare and medication. Eligible individuals will be invited to take online surveys and receive up to $100 for their participation. For more information visit  You may also call 314-516-4385 or e-mail us at

Megan  MacDougall,, UMSL Women's Health & Aging Lab, 314-516-4395,



The Gateway Geriatric Education Center at Saint Louis University is conducting a Needs Assessment to gather information from our partners and geriatric professionals in the St. Louis area regarding continuing education needs. Below please find a link to an on-line assessment that can be completed in less than 5 minutes. If you have not already completed this survey, we would appreciate your input. Please feel free to share with your own networks. Thank you in advance for your support of the Gateway GEC.

Marla Berg-Weger,, Saint Louis University Geriatric Education Center, 314-977-2151,
Chinas Li Na retires from tennis
9/18/2014 11:19:54 PM Big News Network

China's first and only Grand Slam winner Li Na formally announced her retirement from tennis Friday. Li, 32, made the announcement on her microblog, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, a day after ...  View More...
Kylie Jenner wants to become a singer
9/17/2014 2:30:01 PM Big News Network

Reality TV star Kylie Jenner reportedly wants to become a singer because she has "realised that she can't compete with" her older sister Kendall when it comes to modelling. The "Keeping Up with the ...  View More...
Older girls affect young girls body image in middle schools not boys
9/19/2014 4:15:04 AM Big News Network

A new study has revealed that girls' body image gets affected by older peers and not by guys. A research team led by Jaine Strauss, Professor of Psychology at Macalester College, who surveyed 1,536 ...  View More...
Recurring knee problem forces two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na to retire
9/18/2014 11:33:33 PM Big News Network

China's two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na has announced her retirement from tennis, due to a knee injury. Na posted the news on her Facebook page on Friday, citing a recurring knee problem. She ...  View More...
Aon Hewitt Announces New Leadership Appointment in Southeast Asia and Singapore
9/18/2014 9:14:53 PM Big News Network

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2014) - Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), announced a senior organizational change at Aon Hewitt Consulting in ...  View More...
Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP Announces Securities Class Action Suit Filed Against Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. and Certain of Its Senior Executives
9/17/2014 2:00:02 PM Big News Network

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Tennis Chinas Li Na calls it quits at age 32 cites knee injuries as reason for retirement
9/19/2014 12:37:45 AM Big News Network

China's Li Na announced her retirement at the age of 32 on Friday, saying knee injuries had forced her out of tennis just seven months after she won the Australian Open. -- PHOTO: ...  View More...
Serbia Cuts Pensions Public Sector Salaries
9/19/2014 12:35:22 AM Big News Network

Serbia will cut pensions and public sector salaries as part of a package of economic reform measures. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic explained in a Thursday interview for state-run TV ...  View More...
Social Security QA Can My Younger Spouse or I both Working till 70 Claim a Spouses Benefit without Lowering Retirement Benefits
9/19/2014 12:31:26 AM Big News Network

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Special Li Na announces retirement
9/19/2014 12:29:53 AM Big News Network

Incheon , South Korea , and the Wuhan Open debuts in Li's hometown. Speculation over Li's retirement has been rife ever since the 32-year-old pulled out of ...  View More...
Unable to flee elderly Jews remain behind in eastern Ukraine
9/18/2014 10:24:26 PM Big News Network

Approximately 250 elderly Jews being cared for by Hesed have left Donetsk; it is hard for elderly to leave where they live and come to new ...  View More...
Pension Scheme For Cocoa Farmers
9/18/2014 10:21:56 PM Big News Network

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) would soon award contracts for the collection of data on cocoa farmers to be used for a pension scheme. The cocoa farmers' pension scheme is to cater for aged ...  View More...
Li Na to announce retirement on Weibo - agent
9/18/2014 10:20:57 PM Big News Network

WUHAN, China - China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na will announce retirement on Friday, a member of her agent team said on ...  View More...
Burger joints dotted Phoenix landscape in 1950s ’60s
9/18/2014 10:19:26 PM Big News Network

Burger joints dotted Phoenix landscape in 1950s, '60s Drive-in restaurants served up distinctive architecture in the Valley a half-century ago. Check out this story on ...  View More...
Retirement savings gap widens between rich and poor
9/18/2014 10:12:57 PM Big News Network

In 2013, households in the lowest income bracket had a median savings balance of just $13,000, while those in the top income bracket had median savings of ...  View More...
Li Na China’s Tennis Superstar Announces Her Retirement
9/18/2014 10:09:06 PM Big News Network

Li Na of China reacts after defeating Paula Kania of Poland in their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 23, ...  View More...
Obamas ISIS Plan Divides Iraq War Veterans In Congress
9/18/2014 10:00:07 PM Big News Network

(Amanda Whitlock, La Salle News Tribune/AP Photo|Marco Garcia/AP Photo) Congress’s sixteen Iraq war veterans are divided in their support of President Obama’s plan to arm and train ...  View More...
Caretaker Charged With Stealing From Elderly Woman Hospice Patient
9/18/2014 9:59:01 PM Big News Network

(STMW) – A Chicago woman who worked as caretaker allegedly stole from two patients -- including a woman living her last days in hospice care -- and was ordered held on a $300,000 bond Thursday. ...  View More...
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